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Aurskog-Høland


Aurskog-Høland in Norway Aurskog-Høland municipality coat of arms

Population:
15,726

Areal:
961,6 km2


Aurskog-Høland Local Directory


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Aurskog-Høland muncipality has approximately 15.000 inhabitants and covers a area of 961,6 km2. Farming and forestry have always been important for settling and employment in Aurskog-Høland. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Bjørkelangen. Aurskog-Høland muncipality has 8 villages: Aurskog, Bjørkelangen, Fosser, Hemnes, Lierfoss, Løken, Momoen and Setskog. The main attractions are Aur Churchyard, The Aurskog-Høland Rural Museum, Hemnes Old Churchyard, Løken Farm Museum, the Soot canal, the Toverud stone monument, Urskog Fort and the electrical car Think.

The most important motorways and main roads to and from the whole of Norway go through Akershus. Travelers by train, coach, car and boat to and from the area around Oslo have to pass through Akershus. There is a very good public transport system carrying large numbers of passengers between Akershus and the surrounding area daily, facilitating travel around the county. This provides an alternative to the big city, whether it's for just an afternoon trip or a longer stay. You can get to all parts of Akershus within one hour from the centre of Oslo. The most modern airport in Europe lies in Akershus Oslo Airport.

AUR RECTORY

Heritage site including building with external gallery from 1703. The buildings arranged around a courtyard have architectural qualities and form a harmonic unit. Art exhibitions, summer exhibitions, cultural events, Xmas market, theme days, meetings, courses. Leasing of rooms. Guided tours/catering by agreement.

LØHREN FARM MUSEUM

Løhren Gårdsmuseum is a privatly owned collection of agricultural tools and domestic utensils that give visitors a facinating insight into the development of farming and rural life through the ages. The Løhren´s collection includes hand tools, hores livery, threshing equipment and several veteran tractors. Løhren farm also has one of the country´s oldest repers from around 1880. The museum organises activity days where the old tools and equipment are put to use!

THINK

Think is an electric car company was located in thr muncipality, which manufactures cars under the TH!NK brand. The company was originally founded in January 1991 in Oslo, as Pivco (for Personal Independent Vehicle Company). The company was then acquired by Ford, who could start production of the TH!NK city. Ford even embraced the TH!NK concept, and marketed electrically driven bicycles as well as golf carts under the same brand. Production of the Th!nk City was stopped in March 2011 and the company filed for bankruptcy on June 22, 2011, for the fourth time in 20 years.

VIDEO

See YouTube video from Aurskog-Høland muncipality.

GOLF

Aurskog-Finstadbru Golfclub is under construction.